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Firefighters Contain Fire at Lake Balboa Golf Course

It took close to 50 firefighters to contain a fire that broke out Saturday afternoon at Woodley Lakes Gold Course.

About 50 firefighters used two helicopters and ground tools to keep a brushfire in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area to four acres today.

The fire broke out at 6400 Woodley Ave., near the Woodley Lakes Golf Course, at about 1:35 p.m. today, and was declared out at 2:24 p.m.

Initial reports from the scene indicate the fire was near an airstrip used by model airplane enthusiasts, but no cause had been established immediately.

Fire spokesman Brian Humphrey said four acres of burning grass was held in check by a lack of fuel in a 30-acre blackened plot that had burned July 16.

michelle August 12, 2012 at 03:08 PM
There needs to be a smoking ban on the golf courses and the Sepulveda recreation area.
Rickey August 12, 2012 at 05:59 PM
We have the best Fire Department in the Country. If this fire would have happen any where else they would have waited till it was out of control before bringing in the water helicopters. Rickey
Dot Louise August 14, 2012 at 09:16 AM
I agree that there should be SMOKING banned in these fragile, fire -prone wildlife areas, and parks. Dot

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